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I'm making a visual novel

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And I need your help, Agora! That's right, Nagolbud has wanted an Agora Road collaborative project to happen for awhile so I've decided to make it happen. So what's the idea? Simple. We will create a story, characters, backgrounds, music, etc, throw this bitch together and try sell it. Obviously most of the work will be on me, I ain't asking for free labour here, but I want your ideas of what we could create together and have fun doing so.
 
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Sounds badass. I love visual novels. I know the renpy engine is free and pretty good.
 
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Is this like the agora road video game idea we had a while back, cuz im still down to make music for any project. Im bored rn anyways.
 
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I could help with writing one of the arcs. At least if it's a traditional style VN with multiple endings
 
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I could help with writing one of the arcs. At least if it's a traditional style VN with multiple endings
Sure. I do want this project to have an ok storyline but I should also add I want to have a lot of weird characters in it too as I want to have a lot of creative freedom for us when making this. Like here is a dumb mspaint character I want to include in the cast in some way, he has been on so many sketchbooks as a kid and I want him to shine.
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Yes, I'm serious about including him, I want a myriad of artstyles for something truly unique.
 
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I would like one of the endings to include me using my father to run someone over. Does not matter who or why or if it is even remotely significant to the plot. I just think that would be funny.
 
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I would like one of the endings to include me using my father to run someone over. Does not matter who or why or if it is even remotely significant to the plot. I just think that would be funny.
Rather real people not be in it but thanks for the suggestion
 
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I mentioned this in the Naglo thread, but I'll mention it here as well. I played around with a similar idea a couple months ago and made a proof of concept (download link here). The essential idea of it, was that it took place in the future where the Singularity has happened and everybody lives in this online world run by this world government/mega corporation. However, for people dissatisfied with this, certain renegade individuals have established a second digital reality based off of old internet protocols. It's a sort of digital ghetto. Something like what Kowloon Walled City was to Hong Kong. A place of utter freedom, but also with all the pros and minuses that entails. I thought this idea would work well for a forum project since it's quite open ended and would allow for the story to go many directions. It would also allow anyone that wants to participate to create their own characters and have them incorporated into the story.

Anyway, I abandoned the effort chiefly because that was only ever a side project and the main thing I have been working on for the past year has been demanding way more of my time recently.

Regardless, some advice I would like to give since I've seen various forum/internet community projects attempted over the years and only one or two succeed. If you want this to succeed, there needs to be professional-level leadership organizing things at the top. Naglo's approach of telling people to just do stuff might lead do some concept art being created at the very beginning from hype, but people will stop contributing if they don't get a sense that the leader on top is organizing things carefully. People will only ever take things as seriously as their leader demonstrates capability in (this actually applies to life in general). Again, that's why I abandoned the above project. Because I wasn't willing to make it a priority.

I don't say any of this to be discouraging btw. To the contrary I would love to see a project like this succeed. But it'll only succeed if people take it seriously. And forum members will only take it seriously if it's evident that the person leading the project is not just serious, but demonstrating a commitment to the project.

As for myself, if you want to build off of and modify what I have already done feel free to use it. Even if just for a base of concept. Otherwise, I'm interested in contributing some writing and directorial advice on how to make effective use of visuals, audio, and text in a visual novel.
 
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I'd like to help out. I could help with the writing or drawings or make a trailer for it, whatever. I've got a shit ton of characters we could put in it. Like this character called Yenom. He's an alien who loves mustard.

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Make him a sprite sheet and he is in the main cast buddy (I'd do it but I'm updating triangle head rn)
I'll make the spritesheet once you finish triangle head so I know what poses and stuff to go for. It'll be dope.
 
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